Haryana to spend over Rs 400 crore on agri schemes

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Sirsa, June 9 (UNI) The Haryana Government will spend a sum of Rs 415 crore on the implementation of various agriculture developmental schemes for increasing agriculture production in the state.

Out of this amount, Rs 75 crore will be spent under National Agriculture Development Scheme, Dr K V Singh, OSD to Chief Minister said while inaugurating a divisional level agriculture and farmers' development workshop, organised by the Agriculture Department here today.

The five-day workshop will conclude on June 13. Various agriculture related departments have put up their exhibition in the workshop.

Mr Singh said the Union Government has recently formulated local area specific schemes. A sum of Rs 916 crore would be spent under the scheme and it would cover as many as 150 districts of the country in the first phase.

Under the scheme, area-specific agriculture development programmes will be formulated, keeping in view the weather and air of the area, he added.

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